Lil Margarets Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival
25th Annual
“L’il” Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival
August 8, 9, 10, 2013


Family Style • Concert Area Under Permanent Pavilion • Bring Your Favorite Lawn Chairs
Food, home cooked meals, breakfast, drinks, and ice, will be available on festival grounds.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-475-8191

Mailing Address (for tickets)
20529 White Point Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Festival Address:
21810 Clay Hill Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650 ----


Thurday 3:00pm ’til 10:25pm – Friday 1:10 on ’til 10:15pm
Saturday 10:50am ’til 9:35pm – Sun Breakfast Only
A total of 27 hours of live music on stage and lots of “Parking lot pickin” all weekend long

Remington RideThursday & Friday
Goldwing ExpressFriday
The Carroll County RamblersSaturday
Bill Longley & Sandgate RamblersSaturday
Kody Norris & The Watauga Mountain BoysThurday
Mark Templeton & Pocket ChangeFriday &Saturday
Charley Thompson & Bottom County BluegrassSaturday
Larry Gillis.Thursday & Friday
Bubby Abell & Spoon CreekThurday
Jay ArmsworthySaturday
Aspen RunFriday &Saturday

M.C.: Jack Tippett – Sound: Troy Jones

Open Stage on Thurday from 3:00 to 3:45pm
Friday from 1:10 to 1:55pm
Saturday from 10:50 to 11:35am (Advance notice required)

Bluegrass Pickin Workshop

5:00pm to 6:00pm – Billy Lee Cox – Banjo
5:00pm to 6:00pm – Danny Stewart – Mandolin

Ticket Info
  • 3 Day Advance: $50 ea.
  • 3 Day At Gate: $55 ea.
  • Thursday Gate: $20 ea.
  • Friday Gate: $25 ea.
  • Saturday Gate: $30 ea.
  • Children Under 12 Free (with guardian) CAMPING PRICING
  • Rough Camping (weekend): $20
  • Hookups: $30 a day (Advance or At the Gate)
Advance Or At The Gate
Limited Number Available
Hookups will be accepted after January 1st

** $5.00 Charge at Dump Station **

•Security On Duty
•Limited Number of Hookups
•No Refund – Rain or Shine

NAME: _____________________________________
ADDRESS: ___________________________________
CITY: ________________ STATE: _____________ ZIP: _________
Thur: _____ Fri: _____ Sat: _____ 3-Day: _____
(Please Indicate Quantity)
Advanced Hookup $30.00 a day ____ (Please enter # of days)
Amount Enclosed $ _______________(No Refunds)

For Ticket Information, Send Stamped, Self Addressed Envelope to:

Mr. Joseph Goddard
20529 White Point Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Make Check Payable to: L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass Festival

Advance Sale Ends July 1st



(Mention Lil Margarets, and receive a discount rate)
Approx. mileage is between 8 to 10 miles.
Sleep Inn, California, MD - 301-737-0000 – Approx. 8 mi.
Country Inns & Suites, California, MD - 301-737-5227 – Approx. 6 mi.


La Grande Estate Camping Resort - 301-475-8550 - Approximately 2 miles

Point Lookout State Park - 301-872-5688 - Approximately 25 miles

(Reservation required for camping)


Rt 5 – South to Fairgrounds Rd. (on left) approx. 1 mile on right (follow signs)
Rt 2/4 – Across Rt 235 (cont on Rt 2/4 – St Andrews Church Rd.) approx 4 miles – left onto Fairgrounds Rd. – then 2 miles on left (follow signs)
Rt 234 – to Rt. 5 – south on Rt. 5 to Fairgrounds Rd.

From Baltimore -

I-695 to I-97 to 665 East to Rt. 2 South, South on Rt. 2 to Rt. 4 South, Rt. 4 South to Rt. 5, turn left on Rt. 5 South, and follow sings.
Rt. 5 is named Point Lookout Road
Rt. 235 is named Three Notch Road

  • No Glass Containers. No Drugs, No Alcohol Allowed.
  • Those appearing to be inebriated or are disorderly will be asked to leave.
  • No Coolers allowed in concert area.
  • No motorcycles or bicycles in concert area. Motorcycles will be parked in special area.
  • No pets in concert area. They must be kept in camping area.
  • Advance ticket sales will end July 1, 2013. No tickets will be mailed after July 7, 2013.
  • Make Check Payable to “L’il Margaret’s Bluegrass Festival”
  • Notice to Vendors: Permission is required to distribute literature or sell any goods or services anywhere on festival grounds.
  • The use of loud radios, tape players or any annoying devices, other than acoustic music is prohibited in all areas at all times. Please respect our neighbors and your friends.
  • No camp fires.
  • No refunds rain or shine.
  • No bare feet. Shirts must be worn. Arm bands must be clearly displayed.
  • Children must remain under the care and Supervision of the guardian.
  • Not responsible for accidents, injuries, or losses.
  • Pay phone in kitchen.

The time has come to start preparing for and advertising for the Annual Lil Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. To all our good friends, neighbors, relatives and new comers, this year is our 25th Anniversary of the Lil Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Come one come all to this spectacular event on August 8, 9 & 10, 2013. Seeing that this year is our 25th Anniversary we invite everyone to come spend your vacation enjoying the sites of St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland and a weekend of wonderful bluegrass music on our farm. We want everyone to come and help us celebrate and enjoy this special event with your family, friends and neighbors. On site we have 4 permanent covered pavilions to get you in and out of the sun or rain and 1 large kitchen (health department inspected) where we prepare home cooked meals and serve ice cream. Food, drinks, ice and ice cream are sold on site. We have campsites available on site with electric and water in 30 amp and 20 amp hookups and are available for first come, first serve. The campsites are 20-foot by 40-foot size. A dump station is also available on site. You can use our farm as your home place to come and go as you please throughout the week to visit the sites of Southern Maryland. Ticket holders can leave and return as needed by showing their armbands at the gate. Armbands are given to ticket holders to be worn and visible at all times. There is plenty of free daily parking in the field available for the one-day ticket holders. Just bring your favorite lawn chair, sit back in one of our permanent pavilions and enjoy the good music and the entertaining show on our amphitheater stage. Our main pavilion is set up like an amphitheater so everyone has a good view. Other activities to enjoy include Banjo and Mandolin workshop on Friday and plenty of good “Parking Lot Picking” by talented individuals. There is fun to be had for everyone.

For the benefit of the people that we have not had the opportunity to meet and welcome to the Lil Margaret’s Bluegrass Festival, our festival is a tribute in memory of our daughter who tragically died in an auto accident 26 years ago. She loved to listen to music all the time and that is what inspired us to have the festival. Looking back over the 24 years of having the festival we have met a lot of wonderful people and have made a lot of good friends. I tell people I have two families, my natural family and my bluegrass family. We welcome everyone to come out and enjoy this weekend of beautiful bluegrass and old time music with us. And we thank all the bluegrass music lovers for supporting our festival over the past 24 years.

We want to thank our family, friends, musicians, sound guys, all the workers, security, local businesses for their ads in our ad book, advertisers (newspapers, magazines and radio), hotels, county officials, customers and anyone that has helped in anyway to support us over the last 24 years. Even though I (Mr. Goddard) was unable to be at the festival last year due to hip surgery and rehab everyone said they had a good time and everything went well. A lot of musicians and faithful supports came to see me at the rehab center and I want to say THANK YOU, this meant a lot to me. We have received numerous letters thanking us for a wonderful weekend on our farm. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the second weekend in August 8th, 9th, & 10th.


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